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Thousands celebrate July 4 at the Sands

A few thousand people made the Sands in Port Royal their spot catch some Fourth of July fireworks last week.

Photos courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort

Aaron Lewis to perform Concert in the Park

The 62nd annual Beaufort Water Festival’s first weekend includes a Concert in the Park performance by Aaron Lewis.

Courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort/ Aaron Lewis performs in 2016.

Beaufort’s Community Bowling Center adds laser tag arena

Hundreds of fun-seekers recently turned out to help open the new Lasertron Laser Tag Arena at the Community Bowling Center on Ribaut Road.

Courtesy of Sara Gray/Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Families line up outside the Community Bowling Center on Ribaut Road to help open up a new laser tag arena.

Hunting Island State Park reopens

After being ravaged by Hurricane Matthew nearly eight months ago, Hunting Island State Park reopened on a rainy Friday morning with visitors excited to finally feel the sand between their toes.

Courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Hunting Island welcomes visitors Friday for the first time since it sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Matthew.

Beaufort comes together to help local fisherman

A group of locals has launched a fundraising effort to help put a well-known Beaufort shrimp boat back on the water.

Courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort The Gracie Belle suffered a broken mast and lost one of its outriggers in a May 23 storm.

Beaufort’s Tidalholm mansion sells for $1.76M

After four years on the market and a list price once as high as $4.5 million, Beaufort’s famous Tidalholm mansion has finally sold.

Photos courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort/Luxury Portfolio International The Tidalholm mansion on Laurens Street became famous as a setting for “The Big Chill” and “The Great Santini.”

Dangerfield repeats as Beaufort’s shrimp and grits recipe champ

For the second year in a row, Jason Dangerfield of Cooking Just for Fun took home the trophy for the best shrimp and grits recipe at the fourth annual Bridges Prep Block Party.

Eat Sleep Play Beaufort/For Beaufort Today Jason Dangerfield won the People’s Choice Award for his shrimp and grits recipe.

Wood-fire pizza coming to Bay Street

A new dining option is coming to downtown Beaufort in May.

Courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort The new restaurant, Hearth, will bring more foot traffic to Bay Street in May.

Jewelry store owners introduce mobile store

As food trucks gain momentum across Beaufort County, two business owners are offering a different type of product from their mobile store.

Photos courtesy of 1910Circa Jewelry Kayla Derrick and Matt DeVito spent more than a year renovating a 1985 Chevrolet minibus.

Walls go up on 46th Habitat home

The walls are up and the Tuckers will soon have a new house in Seabrook.

Photos courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity raises the walls of its 46th local home build.

Olympic runner visiting Beaufort

An Olympic marathon runner will make his way to town to take on the Beaufort Twilight Run on Saturday.

Cuthbert House under new ownership

One of Beaufort’s most historic homes is under new ownership as the Cuthbert House Inn has recently been purchased by Connie and Pierre-Edouard (Ed) Binot.

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Berkley, Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Connie and Pierre-Edouard (Ed) Binot are the newest owners of the historic house.

Hunting Island may need volunteers’ help in coming months

Restoring Hunting Island is a work in progress and help from volunteers may soon be needed.

Photos courtesy of Friends of Hunting Island Crews work to remove fallen trees within the park.

Beaufort celebrates film industry

The 11th Beaufort International Film Festival opening night reception was held in style at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort last week, with hundreds of film fans walking the red carpet to one of the year’s most anticipated events.

Courtesy of Jessica Miller/Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling addresses the crowd at the Beaufort International Film Festival’s opening ceremonies Feb. 15.

Hunting Island's last cabin torn down

Courtesy of John Wilson, May River Media

Local oysters soon available year-round

Oysters could soon be served on plates in the Lowcountry year-round.

Habitat dedicates 45th home

A family has a warm and safe place to rest their heads thanks to Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity.

Watch out for these animal sightings

A unique sight could catch a boater’s eye this winter while in Beaufort waters.

Southern Graces Bistro closing

After eight years on Port Republic Street inside the Beaufort Inn, Southern Graces Bistro is closing its restaurant permanently.

House lights up Lady’s Island

It is a house that cannot be missed in the dark of night.

Photos courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort The Cadd family uses their lights display to thank the first responders who helped during Hurricane Matthew in October.